Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $9.3 million for various capital improvement projects (CIP) that invest in state infrastructure and facilities while further strengthening Hawaii's economy and generating local jobs.
"These priority, long-term improvement projects, identified by members of the state Legislature, are part of a balanced and well planned state budget that continues sound fiscal management and economic strategies to ensure continued growth," said Gov. Abercrombie. "Our collaborative efforts have set Hawaii on the right path, evidenced by Hawaii's $1.1 billion turnaround, positive economic forecasts and an improved statewide unemployment rate of 4.4 percent, which is among the lowest in the nation."